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Culture

"Art is not a mirror to reflect reality, but a hammer with which to shape it"

Cultural resistance is, it seems, in the air at the moment.

Jean-Claude Izzo, 'One Helluva Mess'

Arcadia Books 2002. ISBN 1900850451, £10.99

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Judy Brook, Christopher & Helen Wright (eds), 'Arthur Wragg: Twentieth-century Artist, Prophet and Jester'

Sansom & Company, 2001. ISBN 1 900178 87 7, 180pp, £14.95

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Dominique Dubosc (dir), 'Palestine, Palestine'

Kinofilm & Les Films d'ici, France/Palestine 2002. Video: PAL format. Running time 74 mins

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Military service and manhood in Turkey

Close to and almost surrounding the Turkish parliament in Ankara are the various headquarters of the military establishment army, navy, airforce, and gendarmerie.

Everywhere and nowhere: utopian possibilities in culture and society

Oscar Wilde famously observed that he couldn't look at a map without it present among the nations, while Sir Thomas More invented the word with his 1516 treatise on the ideal society, comp

Subcomandante Marcos (tr Dinah Livingstone), 'Zapatista Stories'

Katabasis. 0 90487 236 X. £8.95

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Pramoedya Ananta Toer (Translation by Willem Samuels), 'The Mute's Soliloquy'

Hyperion East, 1999. ISBN 0 7868 6416 8, 375 pp

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Peaceniks win prizes (again!)

Usually referred to as Alternative Nobel Prizes , the Right Livelihood Awards started in 1980 and are presented annually in the Swedish Parliament.

Michael Franti and Spearhead, 'Stay Human'

Boo Boo Wax, 2001. Audio CD, 73mins

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